(WIAT) — Researchers in California say some substances found in marijuana may remove brain toxins associated with Alzheimer ’s disease.
Scientists have found preliminary evidence that THC and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of Amyloid beta, which is a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
The studies were conducted in neurons grown in a lab, but the results may offer insight into the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. It could also help develop treatments for the disease.
Alzheimer’s affects more than 5-million Americans and is a leading cause of death.